With some of CrossFit’s top athletes in Lake Tahoe, Calif., for the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown, it was a great opportunity to throw the athletes into a room and get them talking with the cameras rolling.
In this installment, HQ trainer Adrian Bozman asks the athletes, “What do you guys do as an outlet to blow off steam from CrossFit, if anything?”
“One of them for me is just, literally, just coaching our classes because I truly like doing it,” says Jason Khalipa.
In addition to coaching and playing other sports, “family time” is a prominent theme among the athletes.
“I’m a husband and a father first,” says Rob Orlando. For the athlete from Connecticut, other career pursuits also occupy his time. “I’m becoming more of a businessman, and I think I am starting to make a transition from athlete to product innovator,” he says.
For Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, a student, CrossFit is actually her outlet.
“I have too much energy in myself to just be a student, so CrossFit kind of allowed me to balance it,” she says. Nursing student Christy Phillips agrees that CrossFit is a great stress reliever.
For others, it’s friends and camaraderie that balance the stress of CrossFit.
“I love to ‘bro-out,’” Dave Lipson says. “And the coolest part is that I get to do it when I do CrossFit. I get to bro-out, and it actually eases the tension of the workout.”
What do you do to relax after a week of hard training?
Additional reading: The Positive Impact of Physical Fitness on Emotional Fitness by Dr. Brooke R. Envick and Rick Martinez, published May 25, 2010.